The Presidency

President Cyril Ramaphosa visits Mpumalanga COVID-19 Coronavirus facilities, 3 Jul

President Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow, 03 July 2020, visit the Ehlanzeni District Municipality to assess the Mpumalanga’s provincial response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Mpumalanga province currently accounts to 0,8 percent of infections nationally.

The visit follows oversight visits by the President to Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and Western Cape to evaluate the fight against COVID-19.

President Ramaphosa will commence his visit by receiving a presentation from the Provincial Command Council on the province’s COVID-19 response strategy.

President Cyril Ramaphosa: Virtual Presidential Imbizo on Coronavirus COVID-19

Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the virtual Presidential Imbizo on Coronavirus

Good Evening,

I’d like to welcome you all to this first Presidential Imbizo on Coronavirus. 

Whether you are watching on television or listening in on one of our community radio stations, thank you for taking the time to join me as we discuss the latest developments around the pandemic.

I look forward to taking your questions during this broadcast. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa interacts virtually with communities on Coronavirus COVID-19, 1 Jul

President Ramaphosa to interact virtually with communities on coronavirus

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today, 01 July 2020, interact with communities across the nation through a virtual Presidential Imbizo on Coronavirus.   

The Presidential Imbizo is a public-participation platform where communities are able to interact directly with government on challenges in society and where citizens are able to engage on community-generated solutions to such challenges.

Presidency dismisses false report on Ministerial visit to Botswana

The Presidency wishes to draw attention to a false report by online news service, Daily Maverick, which has distorted the purpose of a planned visit to Botswana today, Tuesday, 30 June 2020, by Minister of State Security Ayanda Dlodlo.

Minister Dlodlo was scheduled to meet with His Excellency President Mokgweetsi Masisi in Gaborone today in her capacity as a Special Envoy deployed by President Cyril Ramaphosa to engage on matters related to the Southern African Customs Union. The meeting has since been postponed due to scheduling challenges.
 

Presidency on the Extraordinary African Union (AU) Bureau of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government video-teleconference meeting on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Communique of the Extraordinary African Union (AU) Bureau of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government video-teleconference meeting on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa of the Republic of South Africa, and Chairperson of the African Union (AU) convened a video-teleconference Meeting of the African Union (AU) Extraordinary Bureau of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government, on 26 June 2020, to discuss developments pertaining to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). 

President Cyril Ramaphosa congratulates Dr Lazarus Chakwera on his election as President of Malawi

Chairperson of the Africa Union His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa has offered his congratulations to Dr Lazarus Chakwera on his election as the President of the Republic of Malawi.

President Ramaphosa has furthermore congratulated all stakeholders for the success of this historic election which followed a Malawi Constitutional Court judgement on 03 January 2020 which called for new elections to be held. Malawians returned to the polls on 23 June 2020. 

Deputy President David Mabuza calls on South Africans to build society that respects women

Deputy President Mabuza calls for focus on the family unit in the regeneration of a new society

During the first Oral Replies to the National Assembly since the declaration by President Cyril Ramaphosa of the COVID-19 national state of disaster, Deputy President David Mabuza called on South Africans to ensure that we build a society that will respect women. 

Deputy President David Mabuza replies to questions in the National Assembly, 25 Jun

Deputy President David Mabuza will on Thursday, 25 June 2020, brief Parliament on the work of the Political Task Team on Eskom and government’s plan to ensure the long-term sustainability of the power utility, programmes to accelerate Agricultural support to farmers and on the impact made by the SANAC “She Conquers” Campaign, with regard to empowering and educating young girls and women about their health and safety.

President Cyril Ramaphosa: Conference on Africa’s Leadership Role in Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Access

Opening Remarks by African Union President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Conference on Africa’s Leadership Role in Covid-19 Vaccine Development and Access 

Chairperson of the AU Commission, Mr Moussa Faki Mahamat, 
Director-General of the World Health Organisation, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, 
Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr John Nkengasong, 
Ladies and Gentlemen, 

President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses virtual conference on Africa Leadership Role in Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Access, 24 Jun 

African Union Chair and President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa will today, Wednesday, 24 June 2020, address the opening session of the AU and Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) virtual conference on Africa's Leadership role in COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Access.

The conference will be hosted by the AU Commission from 24-25 June 2020.

President Cyril Ramaphosa: Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium of South Africa

Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium of South Africa, Union Buildings, Tshwane

Deputy President David Mabuza,
Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Ms Patricia De Lille,
Head of the Investment and Infrastructure Office in the Presidency, Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa,
Ministers, Premiers and representatives of local government,
Participants and Delegates,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Good morning,

President Cyril Ramaphosa refers Copyright and Performers’ Protection Amendment Bills to Parliament

President Cyril Ramaphosa has referred the Copyright Amendment Bill and the Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill to the National Assembly, based on reservations the President has about the constitutionality of the legislation passed by Parliament.
 
The Bills have been referred to the President for assent and signing into law however the President is concerned that the legislation is open to constitutional challenge.
 

Presidency on commencement of certain sections of the Protection of Personal Information Act

Commencement of certain sections of the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013

The Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (Act 4 of 2013) gives effect to section 14 of the Constitution which provides that everyone has the right to privacy. The Act promotes the protection of personal information processed by public and private bodies and seeks to balance the right to privacy against other rights, such as access to information.

President Cyril Ramaphosa congratulates elected members of UN Security Council for the term 2021-2022

South Africa congratulates the elected members of the United Nations Security Council for the term 2021-2022

President Cyril Ramaphosa has today, 19 June 2020, congratulated Kenya, India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway on their election as non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the term 2021 to 2022. The elections took place on 17 and 18 June 2020 in the UN General Assembly in New York.
 

President Cyril Ramaphosa participates in FOCAC Extraordinary China-Africa Solidarity Summit against Coronavirus COVID-19, 17 Jun

African Union and FOCAC to co-host China-Africa Solidarity Summit on COVID-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa will, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the African Union (AU), participate in a virtual Extraordinary China-Africa Solidarity Summit against Covid-19 co-hosted by the Forum for China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) and the AU.

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